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2017
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The purpose of this guide is to provide information for health service organisations to help them improve the quality of care and health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people based on the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards.

2021
Newsletter

This is our 500th issue and includes a foreword written by Professor Chris Baggoley AO.

This issue includes items on COVID-19, aged care, Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection (SABSI), palliative care, compassionate health care, cultural humility, preventable medication harm, patient and family involvement in patient safety, transfers and more.

Also covered are the latest issues of the Australian Journal of Primary Health and Health Expectations, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and International Journal for Quality in Health Care and the latest from the UK’s NICE and the USA’s AHRQ.

2021
Fact sheet or brochure

This fact sheet for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples provides useful information on each step of a colonoscopy procedure, from referral through to the report after the procedure. 

2021
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, consultation on a draft Low back pain clinical care standard, patient experience, patient harm, medications, new guidelines on acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease, new guidelines on otitis media, and more.

Also covered is the latest issue of BMJ Quality and Safety, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality and Safety and the International Journal for Quality in Health Care and the latest from the UK’s NICE and the USA’s AHRQ.

2021
Job advertisement

The Senior Project Officer will be responsible for leading the work on the assigned work plan deliverables and the development of resources. As the Senior Project Officer will also be required to contribute to broader activities to support the National Standards Program. This will include undertaking research and analysis of information, project management, policy development, stakeholder management, facilitation of meetings, preparation of project documentation and collaborating with other relevant programs within the Commission.

The successful candidate will possess the following skills and qualifications:

  • Excellent project management, time management and organisational skills
  • Effective and well-developed interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to present, negotiate, influence and consult
  • Knowledge of the Australian healthcare system and an understanding of issues regarding safety and quality in health care
  • Experience facilitating the work of committees, and engaging and communicating with stakeholders
  • Masters level qualifications is desirable.

Candidates must be Australian citizens to be eligible to apply.

The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under Section 26 of the Australian Public Service Commissioner's Directions 2016. This vacancy is open only to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

You are required to provide confirmation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage. This evidence may be provided as part of your application or at a later stage of the recruitment process.

Questions about the role can be directed to Margaret Banks (02) 9126 3684 or email ACSQHCHR@safetyandquality.gov.au.

Closing date for applications is midnight, Wednesday 21 July 2021. Only complete applications will be considered. Auto-generated applications will not be considered.

 

2021
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, Aboriginal people’s experiences of hospital care (report), integrated care, preterm births, night surgery, low value care, shared decision making, engaging consumers, CALD communities, quality improvement partnerships, team care, medication safety in mental hospitals, electronic health records, low back pain and more.

Also covered are the latest issues of BMJ Quality and Safety, Journal of Patient Safety and Healthcare Quarterly along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality and Safety and International Journal for Quality in Health Care and the latest from the UK’s NICE.

2017
Fact sheet or brochure

The purpose of this fact sheet is to identify the clinical governance roles and responsibilities of nurses and midwives.

2021
Publication, report or update

This document presents the second edition of the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards released in November 2017 and updated in May 2021.

2017
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The purpose of this guide is to assist day procedure services to align their patient safety and quality improvement programs using the framework of the NSQHS Standards (second edition). This guide will also assist individuals involved in the accreditation process.

2017
Fact sheet or brochure

The purpose of this fact sheet is to provide organisations with a general summary of specific issues on clinical governance in the NSQHS Standards.

2017
Fact sheet or brochure

The purpose of this fact sheet is to provide organisations with a general summary of specific issues on partnering with consumers in the NSQHS Standards.

2017
Fact sheet or brochure

The purpose of this fact sheet is to provide organisations with a general summary of specific issues on preventing and controlling healthcare-associated infection in the NSQHS Standards.

2017
Fact sheet or brochure

The purpose of this fact sheet is to provide organisations with a general summary of specific issues on medication safety in the NSQHS Standards.

2017
Fact sheet or brochure

The purpose of this fact sheet is to provide organisations with a general summary of specific issues on comprehensive care in the NSQHS Standards.

2017
Fact sheet or brochure

The purpose of this fact sheet is to provide organisations with a general summary of specific issues on communicating for safety in the NSQHS Standards.

2017
Fact sheet or brochure

The purpose of this fact sheet is to provide organisations with a general summary of specific issues on blood management in the NSQHS Standards.

2017
Fact sheet or brochure

The purpose of this fact sheet is to provide organisations with a general summary of specific issues on recognising and responding to acute deterioration in the NSQHS Standards.

2017
Fact sheet or brochure

The purpose of this fact sheet is to provide organisations with a general summary of specific issues in the NSQHS Standards.

2017
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The purpose of this guide is to assist health service organisations to align their patient safety and quality improvement programs using the framework of the NSQHS Standards.